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Just saw "An American Carol"--hilarious! ^ | 10/03/08 | raccoonradio

Posted on 10/03/2008 10:24:16 AM PDT by raccoonradio

Just saw the first showing of An American Carol; was expecting it to be pretty funny. Actually it was laugh out loud hilarious! And a good positive message, too! I urge you to see it.

As you could tell from the ads, Kevin Farley plays a Michael Moore-like director, Michael Malone. He is recruited by some terrorists to make a training film. He is haunted by ghosts such as JFK, Gen. Patton (Kelsey Grammer), the Angel of Death (Trace Adkins), and George Washington (Jon Voight). Washington shows him the church he used to pray at when New York City was the nation's capitol. Across the street...Ground Zero.

JFK shows him how we should "pay any price, bear any burden" for freedom. Patton shows him war is sometimes necessary--if we hadn't fought the Civil War, we might still have slavery!

The film shows us "the Real America" and the price we have to pay for freedom. There are tons of sight gags and physical humor (think Three Stooges, or the "Airplane" films director David Zucker gave us). The film spoofs A Christmas Carol and shows the folly of Malone trying to ban July 4th. Can he learn the error of his ways?

Anyone who enjoys "Airplane"-like humor will surely like it. (And stop calling me Shirley.) I wonder if libs will attend (after all, that evil Bill O'Reilly is in scene shows Malone and comic "Rosie O'Connell" appearing on O'Reilly's show--and "O'Connell" unleashes a hilarious bit about Christian terrorists. Yes, we wouldn't have to go through airport security if those priests hadn't hijacked those planes!

See it!

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: anamericancarol; hollywood; hollywoodright; michaelmoore; moviereview; movies
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To: roses of sharon

Nope. No conspiracy here. The director, Zucker, didn't release an advance copy to reviewers. He knew it would be a pointless exercise!

21 posted on 10/03/2008 10:52:07 AM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: albie


An American Carol

1 hr. 23 min.

(PG-13), for rude and irreverent content, and for language and brief drug material

22 posted on 10/03/2008 10:55:58 AM PDT by muggs
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To: raccoonradio

I’m going to see this tonight...can’t wait.

23 posted on 10/03/2008 10:58:22 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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To: netmilsmom

Going tonight just to p*** off the libs...might even buy a couple extra tickets I don’t need. Hope it has a great box office weekend and drowns the “W” and Bill Mars’ piece of cinematic crap!

24 posted on 10/03/2008 10:58:41 AM PDT by Froggie
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To: Froggie; All
I just posted a postive review, 9 out of 10 stars, on internet movie database (will take awhile for it to be approved). Those who haven't even seen it yet are dismissing it as "propaganda". To use a bit of "Naked Gun" humor:

Hey liberals: The truth hurts.
Oh sure! Not as much as jumping onto a bicycle with the seat missing, but it hurts!

25 posted on 10/03/2008 11:03:39 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Subject titles for An American Carol messageboard on IMDB
This movie is anti-american

Wow, so the guy that wanted americans to have better health care is evil

Wanting decent health care is anti-american?

My goodness! They really tapped into the B + C-list pile of crap actors

Michael Moore films will always have a greater impact than this.

This actually is propaganda


.....but patriotism is as dumb as religion.

This Will Be Awesome

Review: ‘Easily one of the worst films of the year.’

Do republicans really think this looks funny?


this is going to be the worst film in history

26 posted on 10/03/2008 11:05:55 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: JennysCool

Yeah, I think there isn’t a review yet in the (mostly
conservative) Boston Herald. Jim Verniere, one of their
reviewers, is probably gonna hate it anyway. He loves
lib films...

27 posted on 10/03/2008 11:11:17 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: kimmie7

It’s been a long time since I was a cub scout but I think they can handle the first ten minutes I saw. They’re not babies.

28 posted on 10/03/2008 11:14:15 AM PDT by Eagles2003
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To: Shadowfax
I am thinking about bringing some of my kids this weekend to see it, but I am very careful about what they are exposed to in movies and TV. Can you tell me why the movie carries a PG-13? Was there any swearing? How about sex/nudity? (I assume that there is no violence to speak of. If there is and it happens to the Michael Moore character, that would be ok.)


Here's a really good reference site for movie and tv ratings. Gives you a detailed analysis of potentially offensive scenes in categories such as sex/nudity, violence, religious etc.

Since there was no advanced screening they don't have a review for "An American Carol" yet, but they said it will be up shortly. Still, if you're concerned about what your kids are seeing it's a great reference site to bookmark.

29 posted on 10/03/2008 11:20:30 AM PDT by Shethink13
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To: netmilsmom

Go to and buy the tickets whether you can go or not.

Support this movie.

Great idea!

30 posted on 10/03/2008 11:21:32 AM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable?
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To: raccoonradio
Has been a change on the IMDB boards. The liberal drivel has always been there and was able to stay forever. Logical Conservative comments were wiped as if they never existed. Not sure if they got new moderators or even they got embarrassed at what eventually became posts with only a bunch of libs patting each other on the back. I may start posting there again.

Just came back from American Carol. Good movie. On the way there saw a group from “Rolling Thunder” on the road. Fine Americans.

31 posted on 10/03/2008 11:30:03 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: raccoonradio

I’m taking my gf’s sons and my LITTLE BROTHER (Big Brother volunteer here) to it tonight. It looks funny!!

32 posted on 10/03/2008 11:30:17 AM PDT by FrustratedGOPmember (Going to war with DEMS is like DEER HUNTING with an accordion.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

hopefully will be approved and will stay up but at least there will be some positive remarks, etc.
In the past I’ve gone onto and given good reviews to books like “Michael Moore Is A Big Fat Stupid White Man”

33 posted on 10/03/2008 11:32:55 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Eagles2003

It’s really funny. I was laughing so hard. It’s just as good as the first Airplane Movie and the first Naked Gun film. I went with about 10 people here and they all loved it.

34 posted on 10/03/2008 11:34:23 AM PDT by feyler
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To: albie
Although this movie is too new, I find this site invaluable for finding out what's exactly in a movie: Check it out. It has amazing detail of every aspect of a movie - language, nudity, disrespect, etc. I use this site to research movies the lazy teachers are showing my kids in our high school. Also to see if my 10 year old can safely watch a PG DVD.
35 posted on 10/03/2008 11:41:26 AM PDT by weef
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To: weef; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; Carolinamom; ...

Howie Carr list PING

An American Carol director David Zucker will be on with
Howie tonight during the 5 pm ET hour (prob during the
5:30-6 pm segment). Listen on stations throughout New
England (and listen in Montreal too; we aren’t forgetting you,
“Steve” who tunes to AM 620 in Burl VT) and online


WRKO (have to join talk insiders, free)
Listen Live link at top

WCRN (now back to all four hours!)
(Windows Media, Winamp, or Real Player)


Also if you have Screamer Radio (free), go to Talk
And Comedy. One of the stations listed is WRKO

36 posted on 10/03/2008 11:56:14 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Cool, thanks! BTW, is Jay Severin still on the radio in that neck of the woods? Been a while since we’ve been to MA.

37 posted on 10/03/2008 12:00:37 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

Yes Jay Severin is 3-7 pm on WTKK FM 96.9 and they streamcast

38 posted on 10/03/2008 12:46:15 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Shadowfax

Glad you asked about kids. I want to support this movie by taking the whole clan Sat night. I know the little one won’t get much out of it but the popcorn, but he’s easy. I wanted to make sure it’s OK for older elementary age too. I rented that animated one once (can’t think of the name but the one with Kim Jong Il “me so ronery”) and was shocked at the language, etc.

Can’t wait to see it! I LOOOOOVE Kelsey Grammar.

39 posted on 10/03/2008 12:50:27 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

yeah that one was from the south park guys, “Team America
World Police”

40 posted on 10/03/2008 1:10:41 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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